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    How to be a a competitive applicant

    Thank you kindly for the responses.
  2. Hello everyone, I was wondering how one can be a competitive applicant for peds, internal medicine or family medicine. I understand that for some surgical specialties research looks good on CaRMs, is this the case for ped/FM/IM as well? And besides research what else can one do to be competitive? Thanks.
  3. Given how competitive some surgical residencies are (Ophtho, Plastics, ENT, Urology etc.) is it possible to strongly back up a surgical specialty with IM or FM? If so, how does one go about doing this? Like how would one cater their CV to both a surgical specialty and one of IM/FM and how does one spin their story at both interviews? Thanks.
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    How to make good use of pre-clerkship summer months?

    Thank you all for for the detailed answers...really appreciate it. Can someone explain to me what preclerkship electives are and how I can go about doing them? I am only aware of clerkship electives.
  5. Hey everyone...first yr med student here wondering how to make good use of my summer months so that I can be a strong applicant to competitive programs. Any advice/tips are very much appreciated. Thanks!
  6. According to the CMA Urology Profile, staff urologists work around 55 hours per week on avg and do 46 hours of call per month. I was wondering if staff urologists in community practice have the freedom to modify their schedule to potentially work slightly less hours, or is this not possible? Also, I am assuming that at academic centres staff urologists will be putting in 55ish hours easily and don't have the freedom to work less. Am I right? I ask because while I like surgery and don't mind the long hours during residency, I would like a specialty where I work more reasonable hours (47-50ish per week) as staff. Thank you for your help.
  7. Hello...I am just a first year med student but I was wondering if it is possible to be a competitive applicant to two competitive fields. For instance if I wanted to apply to 2 surgical fields (Urology and ENT) is it possible to do research, electives, and get the required reference letters etc. over the course of medical school to be a competitive applicant to both fields or is that too far fetched? Also, assuming I did that would the program directors rank me low because I am not showing explicit interest in their field, but rather showing interest in 2 fields? Thank you!!
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    Job opportunities in ENT and urology

    Thank you freewheeler and Bambi for your response. Really appreciate it!!
  9. Hello, I was hoping if someone can answer a few questions I have about both the fields... Between ENT and Urology...is one of them is more locum friendly than the other? Also are the job prospects for one better than the other? And, since both are fairly competitive, if I were to choose one, is it possible to back it up with something safe like FM, Pediatrics or Internal Medicine? Thank you.
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    Job opportunities in ENT and urology

    Thank you GrouchoMarx. Really appreciate your response. I do have some additional questions... Between the two do you know if one of them is more locum friendly than the other? Also are the job prospects for one better than the other? Finally, since both are fairly competitive, if I were to choose one, is it possible to back it up with something safe like FM, Pediatrics or Internal Medicine? Thanks.
  11. Hello everyone. I am a first year Ontario med student who is really interested in ENT and Urology and am considering the two fields. However, I keep hearing that job prospects are horrible and that many residents don' find jobs after graduating. Just out of curiosity what do residents who don't find jobs do?
  12. Is the OMA insurance good enough or are people getting additional disability insurance?
  13. When people are suggesting that med students get disability insurance for the LOC...do you mean get the insurance via the bank you are getting the LOC from or from some other insurance company?
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    Queens Waitlist 2018

    Hey everyone...I'm still on the waitlist and hoping to get in. Does anyone know when they send they usually send the "class is full" email?
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    Queens Waitlist 2018

    is it time for ppl still on the waitlist to throw in the towel?
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